Hope Has a Name
By Greg Laurie
blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.”
Have you ever felt as though
your life doesn’t matter, that no one cares about you, or that no one would miss you if you were gone?
You couldn’t be more wrong. God loves you. And so many people, more than you realize,
love you. Your life has meaning, and your life has purpose. You have a place, and we need you. So I want you to hang on.
Sometime life can seem so unfair, and life can seem so hard. You wonder, “How
am I going to get through it?” Maybe you’re terrified of the future and don’t think you ever will be happy again.
As someone with one of the few advantages of age, let me just say this:
No matter how bad the crisis you’re facing is right now, you’re going to get through it. Ultimately, it all will pass.
I'm not speaking from a vacuum. I wasn’t raised in a Christian home.
I didn’t have Christian parents who tucked me into bed at night and read me Bible stories. I lived the opposite of that. My mother was an alcoholic who was married and divorced seven times. I had a very difficult, crazy, and tumultuous childhood.
But when I came to faith in Jesus Christ, it changed the course of my life. Now I feel like I can take the pain and hardship I’ve been through and use it to help others.
Dr. Robert McNair Wilson, a British cardiologist, wrote, “Hope is the medicine I use more than any other—hope can cure nearly anything.”
Could you use some of that medicine
today? Hope has a name, and it’s Jesus Christ.
God can take all the hurt and pain you’ve experienced in life and use it to touch other people. He can make you into the person that He wants
you to be.